In Person Workshops

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Abstracting the landscape in Acrylics 

Swinton’s Arts Supplies

Calgary, Alberta

October 17

Students will learn some basic simplification techniques to create their own semi abstracted to abstracted landscape from their very own photo reference. Join visual artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for a one-day workshop where we will discuss composition, markmaking /  texture applications and some general color theory when building a landscape painting.
Supply list
Golden Coarse Molding Paste 8oz
Golden Fluid Acrylics to match photo reference
(basic palette would be Manganese blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Nickel Azo Yellow and Titanium White)
Palette Knife
Palette Paper
16″ x 20″ panel support
5″ x 7″ panel support
Paper towels
To register, call 1-877-860-3500

Online Workshops 


Yearly membership fee to access these classes

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Let’s Talk Texture – Coarse Molding Paste 

In this class, we will use GOLDEN Coarse Molding Paste to create a textured abstracted Mountain landscape on a panel support.

For more information, visit Skillshare


Let’s Talk Texture – Fine Pumice Gel 

In this class, we will use GOLDEN Fine Pumice Gel to create a textured abstracted landscape on a panel support.

For more information, visit Skillshare 


Cold Wax and Oil landscape on Panel 

Discover using Cold Wax with Oil Paint to create a semi-textured oil painting!

This workshop will have students using palette knives to apply their oil paint on a birch panel support to create a semi abstracted landscape.

Learn all about cold wax ratios, techniques and application tips and tricks from artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky.

For more information, visit Skillshare


These classes are offered on a class by class basis and charge a fee per class

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Watercolor Landscape Workshop 

For this workshop, students will be exploring the use of QoR watercolors on a textured paste to create a unique landscape painting that can be showcased without glass! The greatest part of this workshop is that each person can create at their own pace and on their own timeline!  To sign up, visit Watercolor Workshop!  

Cost 45.00

Quick Acrylic Landscape SWC

Quick Acrylic Landscape

Using GOLDEN Fluid acrylics, participants will learn how to create a quick acrylic landscape referencing a photograph. This course will teach colour mixing, landscape simplification and composition techniques and well as mark making with different tools.

Students will be provided with a reference image and supplies list to create their own acrylic landscape painting.

To sign up, visit Quick Acrylic Landscape

Cost 45.00


Textured Acrylic Landscape

Using Golden Coarse Molding Paste and Golden Fluid Acrylics, students will create a simplified landscape on an 8″ x 10″ panel support which incorporates texture. This class will showcase Golden Coarse Molding Paste as a fabulous texture to create unique and yet refined acrylic paintings. Students will learn about composition, colour mixing, adding paste into acrylic paint as well as application techniques and finishing techniques.

Students will be provided with a reference image and supplies list to create their own acrylic landscape painting.

to sign up, visit Textured Acrylic Landscape 

Cost 45.00